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Family's Fear As UFO Heads For Their Home

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:10:48 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:10:48 -0400
Subject: Family's Fear As UFO Heads For Their Home

Source: The Hertfordshire Mercury - Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK


16 March 2007

Family's Fear As UFO Heads For Their Home

A family feared they would be "wiped out" when a UFO plummeted
from the sky, heading straight at their Hertford home.

Reports of the bizarre phenomenon poured into the Mercury after
the cylindrical object was spotted on Monday at around 4pm.

But none was more dramatic than that by mum-of-four Maxine
Abbess, 44, of Pages Road on the Sele Farm estate.

She said: "My little boy was lying on his back on the trampoline
in the garden when he said, 'Look at that black spot in the sky,

"We thought it was a balloon high up and then it started to
suddenly fall at such a rate that we all rushed into the house.
We thought it was going to land in the garden.

"We slowly came back out to look and it had come to a dead stop
- it was amazing.

"Then it slowly and silently started rising up into the sky and
disappeared into the clouds."

Maxine's husband, Paul, 41, the head chef of Braughing's Axe and
Compasses pub, their eldest son Sam, 18, and other sons, Aston,
11, Ayrton, 10, and Jenson, 8 - pupils at Wheatcroft School in
Hertford who are named after fast cars and Formula 1 drivers -
 also saw the shape.

Maxine added: "It was terrifying. We really feared it was going
to fall on us and wipe us all out.

"It was sausage-shaped and very dark. It wasn't a Zeppelin as
there was no engine noise and it definitely wasn't a balloon. It
was made out of metal."

Hertford office worker Jodie Enright estimated it was 500ft up
when she saw it.

She said: "I spotted the UFO from my office window. It looked
black, but it reflected the sun.

"It was floating up Caxton Hill from the direction of Ware Road,
up and over our factory.

"It probably took 10 minutes to travel this distance and
appeared to be listing and yawing in the wind.

"It was definitely cylindrical in shape and, as it appeared
closer, you could see a square shape hanging from the end of the

A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said: "If someone has invaded
our air space we will be able to say whether the Russians have
come or not.

"Our official who records UFO sightings has no reports of this

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